When my friend suggested we take a jaunt up to Edinburgh for New Year’s, I thought she was crazy. I’m not a huge fan of crowds and I kept envisioning throngs of inebriated tourists rioting through the streets. However, it was her itinerary and visit, so I agreed and started making arrangements.
Get ready to sing “O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter!” to get in the holiday spirit in Germany! From St. Nicholas Day all the way to Christmas Day, there are many reasons to look forward to the coming of Christ.
Glistening lights, stalls lovingly styled with their finest Christmas decor, a children’s wonderland and so much more await you at the Christmas and Medieval Markets in Stuttgart and Esslingen this year.
The clock is ticking! Join us as we count down to Christmas with a festive Christmas market story on Stripes Europe from Dec. 1-12. We’ll be sharing our favorite markets to enjoy this holiday season. Allow us to help you unwind from the whirlwind of the holidays!
Head out to Landstuhl village’s annual Christmas market, the Sankt Andreas Markt. The festivities kick off Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. After a long evening of Glühwein drinking and merrymaking, the wooden stalls re-open Sunday at 11 a.m.
The telltale signs of the impending season have arrived. Wooden chalets lining the city’s old town, Glühwein stations suddenly appear, and the sights and sounds of the holidays are starting to take hold. If you’ve ever visited the German Christmas markets, you know what I’m talking about.
Twinkling lights, warm gingerbread aroma wafting through the air, squeals of delighted children on rides — all signs the Christmas season is almost here. Although it may feel as though you just pulled out your pumpkins and scarecrows, the festive holiday season in the U.K.